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Nov 2017
Why do my neck and shoulders hurt after a cold day?

As I write this article it is a sunny November day, but a brisk 5 degrees Celsius puts a chill in the London air to remind us of the time of year. We can often get caught by surprise by a sudden cold day in any month of the year. This year’s mild autumn lured us into a false sense of security that we don’t need a thick coat yet, and then wham – winter is here. At The Massage Centre we often have an influx of clients seeking pain relief after a sudden drop in temperature. They’re often surprised to hear that the weather may have had played a contributing role in their unexpected visit to a massage clinic.

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16
Nov 2017
Client Spotlight – Jill Meager

As you know we have a multitude of wonderful people who visit our clinic. In this section we interview a regular client of TMC to find out a little more about them.

Jill Meager has been visiting TMC for about 5 years and it has been a privilege to get to know her. Jill is a very talented wildlife portrait artist and is involved in organising Artists At Home which opens up artist’s homes and collections to the public each June. She previously worked as an actor, playing leading roles on television, in film and on stage. Jill also coaches people in Leadership and Personal Coaching, Presentation and Speech writing alongside her painting work. You can learn more about Jill’s art by clicking this link: http://www.jillmeager.com/jillmeager.com/About.html If you’d like to read more on Jill’s coaching business Spirit Base please click through to her website: http://www.spiritbase.com/

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16
Nov 2017
TMC Staff Spotlight - Natalia

Anna Williams asks our Lead Receptionist, Natalia Kwiecinska some questions on her native Poland, life, talents and interests.

Where did you grow up? Jurata, in Poland

What’s Jurata like? It’s the most beautiful place in the world. It’s part of a sand peninsula that is 40km long. Only 250 people live in Jurata but there are thousands of visitors in the summer.

What are you enjoying about running reception at TMC? It’s always busy and I get to talk to a lot of people every day. I’ve been a therapist for ten years so I’m learning a lot of new skills now. I’ve been here at TMC for over two years so I can also advise clients and match them up with the right therapist.

And what do you like about TMC in general? It’s super friendly but super professional. And super powerful.

What’s super powerful about it? To a lot of our clients we are superheroes- we have superpowers of healing

What do you do outside of work ?I play the piano- his name is Henry. I’ve played since I was five and it helps to clear my thoughts and go into my own inner world.

Do you have any hidden talents? I have an amazing memory, especially for numbers. I’m like an elephant

Name your three favourite film? Casablanca, Potop (a Polish movie about the Swedish/Polish war in the 17th It’s about five hours long and I know most of the words with my elephant memory), and all of the Rocky movies

Where would you like to travel to? I would like to travel to the places where my favourite books are set- Moscow, Lima, Madrid, St Petersburg, Buenos Aires, and the Amazon river

Imagine you’re writing a book- what’s it about? I would visit all those places and then write a factual book about the places I’d travelled to. I’d experience and write about specific places, for example the theatre in St Petersburg where Tchaikovsky showed his ballets.

Do you have any pets? No.

Would you like one? I’d like a horse to ride. Or a whale.

Tell me a joke. I can’t, I don’t know any that aren’t rude!

19
Oct 2017
5 Reasons Why Executives Use Regular Massage

Executives and middle managers are used to having days crammed with back-to-back meetings, a never ending email stream, sales targets and profitability presentations. Brexit, economic uncertainty, intense business competition, slashed budgets – many organisation have been trying to do more with less and it can be exhausting. Brutal schedules can lead to executive stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, relationship struggles and health problems. It is often only noticed when our job performance suffers and our KPI’s reveal that we have a choice: reduce the strain or boost our ability to manage it.

In this article we are going to look at how massage can become a key component in your stress management strategy and the benefits it can achieve. I know that it can be easy to feel that you don’t have time for such a luxury. However, we’re going to look upon it as more of an investment

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19
Oct 2017
Therapist Spotlight - Zoltan

Anna Williams sits down with Zoltan, who joined TMC in the summer of 2017. He has been busy remedying the aches and pains of all who come his way. Let’s find out a little more about our Zoli.

  1. Where did you grow up?

 - I’m still growing!

  1. Good answer! And where were you born?
    - Seklerland, part of Transylvania. It’s a Hungarian-speaking region.
  2. Have you lived anywhere else before coming to London?
    - Budapest, for over 10 years. Now I’ve been in London for over 10 years.

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23
Sep 2017
What makes a great massage?


As a massage seeker it can be quite a task to find a massage therapist who gives you a massage exactly as you like it. It’s not as simple as judging your experience on just the massage – many environmental, time, location and personality factors are also pivotal to you choosing a therapist who becomes your tried and trusted. From 15 years’ experience being a client, massage therapist, therapist trainer and manager, I’m going to try to explain what I look for when I recruit for The Massage Centre and for my personal therapy.

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23
Sep 2017
Client Spotlight: Meet Alex Horsfall

As you know, we have a multitude of wonderful people who visit our clinic. In this section we interview a regular client of TMC to find out a little more about them.

Alex Horsfall runs Kyo Rei Shukokai Karate which operate all over West London with over 1000 students practicing every week. His newest venue is London Karate Dojo based in Acton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with lessons from 4 years plus. You can read more about classes etc on their website: http://londonkarate.co.uk Alex is hugely into sport and is often on the wrong side of a rugby tackle, meaning that we often see a lot of him

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